16th Annual "Hawk Watch Festival & Green Bazaar"

Visit Greenwich for the 16th Annual ...

Hawk Watch Festival & Green Bazaar
September 27 & 28, 2014
11 am - 5 pm ~ Rain or Shine

Enjoy this exciting two-day nature festival at Audubon's sanctuary in northern Greenwich - a celebration of the annual hawk migration passing overhead at Audubon Greenwich's "Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch". Enjoy live animal shows, nature-themed games, environmental exhibits, and visit and learn from a wide variety of eco-friendly vendors exhibiting on-site.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

PLUS LOADS OF ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY: 

Greenwich - 2010 hawk festival with LugerBalan and hawk

~ Enjoy kid-friendly, nature-themed games, crafts and outdoor activities!

~ Meet live animals with New Canaan Nature Center & Critter Caravan!

~ Ride a one-of-a-kind Solar Carousel by The Homespun Merry-Go-Round!

~ Use Audubon's "Festival Passport" to tour the grounds and win prizes!

~ Shop 'green' from 'eco-friendly vendors' & the Audubon Greenwich Nature Store!

~ Visit exhibits and talk with conservation organizations from the region!

~ Join the 'Honey Harvest' and help spin honey from the combs in the Red Barn!

~ Feast on great food & refreshment from Cafe Bon, Annie Bananie's Ice Cream, and more! 

~ Hike to Indian Spring Pond to learn about frogs and the tiny creatures that call it home! 

Young person enjoying the annual Hawk Festival at Audubon Greenwich
Cordulack, J.
The live bird shows are the highlight of this two-day festival! Be sure your make it for the 1:00 or 3:00 pm shows!

~ Witness migrating hawks from lawn, the home of the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch site!

~ Or stroll through Audubon's meadows, ancient apple orchard, and enjoy the solitude of a hike to Mead Lake!

2014 Hawk Festival Admission:

  • Audubon Members:  $7 per person*
  • Non-Members: $10 per person*

*Children 4 years old & under: FREE

All proceeds supports the Audubon Center in Greenwich and the National Audubon Society mission to protect burds and thier habitats.


WANT TO EXHIBIT, VEND, OR SPONSOR THE 2014 HAWK FESTIVAL?

2014 SPONSOR/VENDOR PACKAGE (3-page PDF)

It is easy and affordable to be a part of this event ~ Sign up your organization or company today & make a splash with Audubon Greenwich members and supporters. For details, contact the Festival Manager, Jeff Cordulack, at 203-613-8813 or jcordulack@audubon.org

  BECOME AN AUDUBON MEMBER:

Saving Nature & Money ... At the same time!

Annual Memberships for the National Audubon Society in Greenwich is only $35 per family and includes discounts on events, in the Nature Store, and one year of Audubon Magazine. To learn about Membership Benefits, click here.   

On big days in September, when winds are from the northwest, the birders come from far and near to spot groups of passing birds of prey. Stop by and check out the spectacle. To get involved as a volunteer hawk counter, visit the count site or call the Center Director at Audubon Greenwich (x226).

*** DIRECTIONS & FESTIVAL PARKING ***

The festival is held on the grounds of Audubon Greenwich (613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831). Audubon Greenwich is easy to reach from the Merritt & Hutchinson Parkways, I-684, and Route 22 in NY. Please refer to the Directions PDF linked at the bottom of this page.

Red-shouldered Hawk
Al Erickson
Red-shouldered Hawk
Parking is free and easy in the large Field located North of the intersection of Riversville Road & John Street. This field is the best place to park. If full, additional parking is at the Church accross from the main gate. Handicap Parking is allowed inside the main gate but a proper permit is required reserved for those who truely need nearby access. 

IMPORTANT - ABOUT ROADSIDE PARKING: All roadside parking is very limited and is 'at your own risk'. There are limited spots on Riversville Road and parking is prohibited on John Street completely. If you do park on the roadside, please make room for other cars and be sure all tires are off of the 'white line' on the roadside or you risk being towed by the Greenwich Police Department. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE FESTIVAL. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

Ted Gilman
Red-tail Hawk

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